Image:Adam Lonicer05.jpg|thumb|'''Plate from ''Kräuterbuch'' 1577'''
'''Adam Lonicer''', '''Adam Lonitzer''' or '''Adamus Lonicerus''' (10 October 1528 – 29 May 1586) was a German botanist, noted for his 1557 revised version of Eucharius Rösslin
Lonicer was born in Marburg
, the son of a theologian and philologist
He studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz
, and obtained his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. He became professor of Mathematics at the University of Marburg
in 1553 and Doctor of Medicine in 1554, becoming the town physician in Frankfurt am Main
. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the ''Kräuterbuch'', was published in...